A Candle in the Window

We indicated earlier that we were by no means alone when leaving our former home in search of new and better opportunities, and we promised to clarify our status just as soon as everything was in order.  Now the short wait is over, and today we’re happy to announce that Colony of Gamers will be the new home for In-Game Chat, and we its official gaming podcast.  

Colony of Gamers (CoG) is a new site that emphasizes an involved and evolving community atmosphere in the belief that it will help create meaningful content and guidance for the site as a whole.  Its staff members include former editors, contributors and prominent community members of Evil Avatar, and it’s the gift of their time and attention that has made this development possible.

Colony of Gamers is also a nascent portal for many sister sites with whom it shares a pedigree.  Co-Optimus, Play It Review It, Immortal Machines, Johnny Gigawatt and the Tiger Men From Mars, and our own In-Game Chat make up the current extended family.  We are all proud to be associates of what is sure to be a success, for each of us individually, and for the communities we serve.

While we will continue to deliver our own perspective on the medium and the industry, we nonetheless invite all of our listeners, old and new, to visit and be welcomed into Colony of Gamers, and we thank you once again for making us a success by lending us your ear.


The First Episode

The First Episode is live and available for download.

It’s hardly the sort of “first” you might expect from the title, as this is neither the first podcast we’ve produced or even our first show as In-Game Chat.  Regardless, our continuity experts have assured us that the easiest way to avoid confusion is to pretend the past doesn’t exist.  We’ve read the historical texts and we’re not sure we like this answer, but it’s a hard thing to deny when you’re looking to reinvent yourself.

Inside you’ll find discussion on the dissolution of our old affiliations and hints about the new ones, as well as plenty of reassurances that nothing will change followed by immediate discussion of the many exciting changes we have in store for the future.  We’d have liked to have been more overt, and you can’t imagine the painful self-restraint we brought to bear on ourselves this evening.  We can only say that we’re completely stupefied by the strength of our listener base, and we invite you to stick around.  It gets even better from here.


The end of an EAR-a…or, Welcome back to In-Game Chat

We’ve been here before, and it’s time come round at last for the second cast of Evil Avatar Radio to retake its one true name.  We owe a great deal to the men and women of Evil Avatar, and we’ve come further for the association than we could have hoped to on our own.  But it turns out that to move forward we need to look back.  Community exists beyond name or URL – community is people, and we can assure you that the podcast is intact, in good company, and in high spirits.

Stay tuned.  Good things are close at hand.